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Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

This Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe will turn into your favorite chicken recipe! It is so easy and affordable to prep. You will never look back once you try this quick and easy dinner recipe.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe that you can make and cook in 30 minutes!

I can not believe that you can cook a whole chicken in 30 minutes!  Yes, you can call me a skepti! Seeing everyone’s recipes and posts about it made me want to try it out! So glad I did!

We put orange slices in the cavity of my chicken, which you do not have to do, but it does make the chicken very moist and flavorful. If you have a Instant Pot then you definitely need to try this Whole Chicken Recipe. Be sure to also check out Instant Pot Set Up and Instant Pot Turkey Noodle Soup.

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe

This Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipes is full of flavor and takes minutes to prepare.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:25 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes


  • 1 whole medium onion coarsely chopped
  • 2 whole large carrots coarsely chopped
  • 3 stalks celery coarsely chopped
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2-3 cups filtered water
  • 1 whole chicken around 5 lbs
  • 2 whole oranges sliced
  • 1 piece Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Put the veggies and garlic into the bottom of your Instant Pot bowl, pour in the water, and set the rack for the chicken on top of the veggies.
  • Place orange slices into cavity of the chicken then gently lift the skin on the chicken breast and spread about a half palm-full of herbs and sea salt over the breast (This is optional but gives really good flavor to the meat); Set the chicken breast down in the Instant Pot right on top of the rack.
  • Sprinkle sea salt, pepper, and herbs if you wish to the chicken as well as to the liquid in the pot as this will give the meat stock leftover great flavor for soups or other cooking.
  • Turn the vent valve to closed, plug the Instant Pot in, push the "Meat" setting, and then bring the time down manually to 25 minutes.
  • It will turn on automatically.
  • It takes about 10 minutes for it to come to pressure and then the 25 minute clock will count down.
  • After your chicken pressure cooks 25 minutes, turn it off and let it sit in there to naturally release about 15-20 minutes.
  • Turning that valve right away to release the pressure will pull all the moisture out of the meat - you don't want that!
  • Let it sit and release naturally and then release the valve and open the top.
  • From there you can take your chicken out, chop it up and either freeze it for later in the week or use it right away.
  • You can strain out the liquid in the bowl (called meat stock) to use for soups or other cooking, and then toss the rest of the chicken carcass back in to make your bone broth.
Servings: 4 people
Author: Stephanie@StockpilingMoms
Cost: $9

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